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Gerald and Sally DeNardo Science Scholars 2014

The vision of the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Science Scholars program is to support the undergraduate research experience of outstanding science students with Santa Clara University faculty mentors. Scholars receive academic year and summer research awards, with additional resources for supplies and travel. The program is funded through a generous endowment created by Gerald and Sally DeNardo.


Laura Lisi, Class of 2014
Emily M. Robinson, Class of 2014
Brett Yurash, Class of 2014


Allyson Koh, Class of 2015
  Allyson's work in the lab of Dr. Amelia Fuller
December 2014

DeNardo Science Scholar Allyson Koh '15 has been working in the laboratory of Amelia Fuller on a project entitled "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Antimicrobial Peptide Mimics." Over the past two years, Allyson has optimized and applied new organic chemistry methods to make dozens of new molecules. These molecules have been designed to be synthetic analogs of biomolecules that have antibacterial activity. Currently, Allyson is carrying out experiments that will allow her to test whether or not they can inhibit the growth of bacteria. If successful, these could be promising molecular scaffolds for new drugs and chemical tools.



Clay Hudson, Class of 2015, Biochemistry major, History minor
Nicole Mattson, Class of 2016, Biology major
Mari Ueno, Class of 2016, Bioengineering major
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